8 April 1992
| 387 CT 32, Franklin, Connecticut|
Greek Revival, Vernacular Greek Revival
387 CT-32, North Franklin, CT 06254, USA
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Ashbel Woodward House Wikipedia
The Ashbel Woodward House is a historic house museum at 387 Connecticut Route 32 in Franklin, Connecticut. The house is now operated by the Town of Franklin as the Dr. Ashbel Woodward House Museum. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a side gable roof, clapboard siding, a granite foundation, and a pair of brick chimneys. The museum features exhibits on local history and an art gallery. The main entrance is centered on the front, slightly recessed under a Greek Revival surround with pilasters and entablature. The building corners are also pilastered, and the side gable ends have semi-elliptical windows. An ell, apparently original as it shares the foundation with the house, extends to the rear. The property also includes two barns and a third outbuilding that probably functioned as a corn crib. The house was built c. 1835, and is a fine local example of a Greek Revival house in a rural setting. It was home for many years to Ashbel Woodward, a local doctor. His descendants gave the property to the state in 1947. The house is now owned by the town, whose historical society operates it as a local history museum.
The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 8, 1992.